Dear Parents,

Congratulations to the Class of 2020 ! We are so impressed by the creativity, resilience, and hopefulness you have shown during COVID-19.

As this unusual school year draws to a close, we'd also like to congratulate YOU - the parents - who joined us for Parent Education Series events, both in-person and virtually.

ENDS TODAY! Our FREE livestream screening of ANGST: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety ends Sunday, May 31, at 12 midnight. Livestream information (link, login, password) is included in Eventbrite, and Spanish subtitles are available.

During stay-at-home orders, please take advantage our  Video Library available on our  YouTube   and  Vimeo   Channels. You can also stay connected via social media - Instagram   and  Facebook - with new posts daily!

Recent webinars feature Adina Glickman (Raising a Resilient Learner), Tiffany Hoang, CircleUp Education (Diversity & Bias in Schools), and Ana Homayoun ( Navigating Remote Learning/Parent-Teen Conversation/Q&A).

NEW! We are thrilled to introduce our nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, The Parent Venture,

TPV's goal is to provide more high-quality, evidence-based parent education programming, while extending the reach of The Parent Education Series to a broader range of families and communities.

For coronovirus-related information and resources, please visit the COVID-19 Parent Resources tab on our webpage .

And finally, although in-person programs were cancelled this spring, we're excited to continue offering virtual events this summer/fall. Look for details coming soon!

Wishing you all a happy, safe, and healthy end-of-year!

Charlene Margot, M.A.
Founder and CEO
Upcoming 2020 Events
Livestream Film Screening
ANGST: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety - Livestream Screening
Angst is an IndieFlix Original documentary designed to raise awareness around anxiety. The film includes interviews with kids, teens, educators, mental health experts, and parents. Spanish subtitles included.

Monday, May 25 - Sunday, May 31, 2020
Livestream Film Screening
Community Resources
The Vaping Phenomenon:
What it is, Why it happened, and What you can do about it
The Stanford Tobacco Prevention Toolkit   and the  Cannabis Awareness and Prevention Toolkit host their second webinar about vaping for parents, educators, and healthcare providers. Register by June 4. Free admission.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Online Event (Webinar)
Sequoia Healthcare District
The Parent Green Folder (Resource)
The Parent Green Folder helps parents recognize symptoms of distress and identify appropriate referrals to school and community resources . The Green Folder is a resource provided by Sequoia Healthcare District, Healthy Schools Initiative (HSI).
In the News
How Quarantine Has Brought My Family Closer Together
With no weekend sports, volunteering or church obligations, our family connections are flourishing.
"As unsettling as Covid-19 has been, I cannot help but look at how all these opportunities we signed our children up for to help develop their bodies and minds have kept us from spending simple Saturdays as a family."

— The New York Times: Parenting
The Parent Venture
To learn more, visit our website at
Introducing The Parent Venture!
Because parenting is a growth opportunity...
The Parent Venture is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing high-quality education for parents, students, educators, clinicians, and community members. TPV will extend the reach of The Parent Education Series to more parents and community members.
Blog Posts
Telling Family Stories Matters
Published on Medium by Bev Hartman, M.A., Founder and COO, The Parent Venture

Artwork by Betsy Koning
Helicopter Parenting is a Luxury
Losing my mom as a teenager changed the way I raised my kids
Published on Medium by Charlene Margot, M.A., Founder and CEO, The Parent Education Series/The Parent Venture
Video Library
Diversity & Bias in Schools
CircleUp Education
In this online webinar, Tiffany Hoang , co-founder of CircleUp Education , helps parents develop a common language to identify and address challenges related to bias and exclusion in schools.
Navigating Remote Learning: Parent-Teen Conversation/Q&A
Are distractions making it difficult for everyone to get work done? In this webinar, author and educator Ana Homayoun shares tips and suggestions for navigating remote learning with children and teens during COVID-19.
Parenting Quotes
“I think education is power. I think that being able to communicate with people is power. One of my main goals on the planet is to encourage people to empower themselves."
— Oprah Winfrey, American  talk show host actress , TV producer media executive , and  philanthropist
The Parent Education Series is an award-winning program that provides high-quality education to parents, students, educators, clinicians, and community members.

Our Video Library has been viewed over 7,500 times, including 2,000+ views during COVID-19. Please share this free resource with students, friends, and family members. Videos are available on our YouTube and Vimeo Channels.

Since 2006, our organization has reached over 70,000 attendees on critical issues — mental health, substance use, sexual health, social media, and more — that impact the health, safety, and well-being of children and teens.

Questions? Contact Charlene Margot , M.A., Founder and Director, The Parent Education Series.
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